Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM A-mount lens review by Litejk

reviewer#33750 date: Jan-9-2017
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 4
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 18-55 kit
KM 18-70kit
Tamron 28-75 F2.8
Sigma 18-50 F2.8-4.5
price paid:270
positive:Very sharp
Fast AF
Nice and big
Locked aperture
negative:Extends during zooming
Maybe a bit heavy(But that feels good)
Some AF hunting
Not for FF(obviously)
comment:Love it. Almost makes the 50mm F1.7 useless(I use it only when the extra light is needed)
Good build quality with weather-sealing. ANd it looks awesome.
Shame the equal lens for FF(16-35) cost incredible money.

When I get a FF I will actually use this in APS-C-crop mode with the FF.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 101
  • sharpness: 4.74
  • color: 4.68
  • build: 4.83
  • distortion: 4.13
  • flare control: 4.44
  • overall: 4.56 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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